Turner is pursuing a doctorate at National Louis University while teaching education, science, and research classes at University of Dubuque and National Louis University.
He led teams of teachers and students in research on local wetlands, fullerenes, liquid crystals, piezoelectrics, lighter-than-air solids, diamond thin-films, and more. He has taught Materials Engineering and Design at the Cray Academy (Eau Clair, WI) and at the Center for Talent Development (Northwestern University). He initiated, led, and published two different integrated curriculums. He has years of experience teaching high school and middle school sciences, and holds certifications in high school and elementary teaching in addition to being a National Board Certified Teacher.
He is a module developer, beta tester, book author, and workshop leader for Materials World Modules, at the Materials Science Institute, Northwestern University. He has authored articles, participated in nationwide validity studies, directed a Toyota Tapestry project, led workshops from Boston to San Francisco, and won Illinois “Those Who Excel” award for excellence in teaching three times.
He has been published in The Science Teacher, Journal of Chemical Education, Journal of Materials Education, and others. He published, “Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards” at the Iowa Academy of Science (2014), and will present “Formative Evaluation of Preparedness to Teach Engineering Design and NGSS” at Evaluation 2014, the national conference for the American Evaluation Association. He has researched, published, and taught Engineering Design for over a decade.
He believes that, as never before, our students, teachers, and leaders will need to bring all of their creativity and intelligence to bear on each problem they face. Therefore, integrity, collaboration, and innovation must mark our efforts in school and personal improvement. It is a moral imperative.
Adjunct Instructor of Natural and Applied Science/English
Doctoral Candidate, National Louis University MBA, DePauw University BA, Valparaiso University Email:
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Dale Hampton Easley Department of Natural and Applied Sciences Professor
Education and Postdoctoral Training Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 1/83 - 8/84 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 1/80 - 12/82 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Ph.D., 1979, Microbiology Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, M.S., 1976, Microbiology West Texas State University, Canyon, TX, B.S., 1971, Biology Memberships American Society for Microbiology American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Recent Publications Extracellular Iron Reductase Activity Elaborated by Listeria monocytogenes. (1996) Barchini, E., and R.E. Cowart. Arch. Microbiol. 166:51-57.
Aspergillus fumigatus Conidia induce a Th1-type Cytokine Response. (1997) Grazziutti, M.L., J.H. Rex, R.E. Cowart, E.J. Anaissie, A. Ford, and C.A. Savary. J. Infect. Dis. 176:1579-1583.
Multidimensional Flow Cytometric Analysis of Dendritic Cells in Peripheral Blood of Normal Donors and Cancer Patients. (1998) Savary, C.A., M.L. Grazziutti, B. Melichar, D. Prezepiorka, R. Freedman, R.E. Cowart, D. Cohen, E. Anaissie, D. Woodside, B. McIntyre, D. Pierson, N. Pellis, and J.H. Rex. Cancer Immunol. Immunother. 45:234-240.
Activated Lymphocytes Reduce Adherence of Aspergillus fumigatus. (1998) Martins, M.D., L. Rodriquez, C.A. Savary, M.L. Grazziutti, D. Deshpande, D.M. Cohen, R.E. Cowart, D.G. Woodside, B.W. McIntyre, E.J. Anaissie, and J.H. Rex. Medical Mycology 36:281-289.
Extracellular Iron Reductases: Identification of a New Class of Enzymes by Siderophore Producing Microorganisms. (1999) Vartivarian, S.E. and R.E. Cowart. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 364:75-82.
Reduction of Iron by Extracellular Iron Reductases: Implications for Microbial Iron Acquisition. (2002) Cowart, R.E. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 400:273-281.
Removal of Iron from Fe3+-transferrin. Campbell, J., L. Schneider, and R.E. Cowart. In Preparation.
Surface Proteins of Listeria monocytogenes. Cowart, R.E. and P.J. Kelleher. In Preparation.
Research in The Iron Lab We are finishing up the writing for submission of the work of Jackie Campbell and Lori Schneider on the removal of iron from transferrin. Additional work was carried out after they left, but these additional studies will make this a superb paper. Jackie has now passed her prelims in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and is now a Ph.D. candidate. Congradulations to Jackie. Lori has successfully completed two semesters at Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine and is thinking about a career in research. This likley means a Ph.D. after her DVM should she decide to go this direction.
I had a good summer studying Advanced Bacterial Genetics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The course was intense but very good. Research in the lab is centering around the thermodynamics of the transfer of iron from various chelators to bacterial siderophores, and learning more about bioinformatics and molecular modeling. Plans are also being made to get back to isolating and characterizing bacterial iron reductases.
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Department of Natural and Applied Sciences Professor
PhD, Texas A&M University, Microbiology MS, Texas A&M University, Microbiology BS, West Texas State University, Biology Email:
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Robert B. Gregory Assistant Professor of Chemistry
PhD, Purdue University Email:
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Lalith Jayawickrama Teaching Specialist Faculty, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences
MS, University of Delaware Email:
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William Karkow Physician Assistant Program Academic Director/ DNAS Associate Professor
MD, University of Illinois-Chicago General Surgery Residency, University of Iowa BA, University of Illinois-Urbana Email:
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I received my PhD in Geography (GIS, remote sensing, and spatial analysis) in 2010, MS in Agronomy (soil chemistry) in 2002, and BS in Agronomy and Genetics in 1991. Throughout that entire time period, the theme of environmental science has run through my academic work. After receiving my BS, I served two years in the Peace Corp in Paraguay.
Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences
PhD, Kansas State University, Geography MS, Kansas State University, Agronomy BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Agronomy and Genetics Email:
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Rasika Mudilage-Jayawickrama Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences
PhD, University of Hawaii MS, Louisiana State University BS, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka Email:
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James Prochaska Adjunct Instructor of Natural and Applied Sciences Email:
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Mark Sinton Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences
PhD, Michigan State University
MS, University of Denver
BA, University of Denver Email:
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Richard W. Smith Assistant Professor, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences
MA, Mankato State University
BS, University of Dubuque Email:
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Gerald L. Zuercher Department of Natural and Applied Sciences Department Head, Professor
Ph.D, Kansas State MS, University of Alaska-Fairbanks BS, Mississippi State Email:
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